Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla. has been chosen as the Overall and National Private recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Award. The honors are presented annually by Golf Digest and the National Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Home of the season opening Allianz Championship on the Champions Tour, Broken Sound is the only Southeastern United States Club to receive the ELGA award at the national or international level.
Broken Sound recently became the first club community to install a Tesla charging station. They also employ a full time beekeeper to install/maintain 22 beehives on their golf courses where one million bees produce 1,000 lbs. of pure honey per year for members. Those are just a few of the initiatives the club has taken that have led to being honored.
“This great honor recognizes the high standard our board leadership, membership and golf course maintenance team set for ourselves every single day ‘on and off’ our golf courses,” said Broken Sound GM and COO John Crean. “Our sustainability mandate combined with hospitality is the Club DNA that drives us, encouraging other communities, clubs and courses to follow suit.”
In addition to the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards, Broken Sound has also received honors from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for its 95% recycling rate, three times the statewide recycling rate.
The club will be recognized at the 2017 Golf Industry Show in February and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Golf Digest and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s magazine Golf Course Management.